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Sought STI advice from: Pharmacy (private) (Mali)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADML5 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a private pharmacy for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Mali.

Some samples in the "STIAD" series include multiple categories that can be consolidated into a single broad response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable, while also preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.

STIADML5 is combined with STIADML6 (private university dispensary) in STIADPRIVDRUG (all private, formal drug sources) for the 2012 Mali sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADML5 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVDRUG for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADML5 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

An open-ended question about where the woman received advice/treatment for an STI is included in Phases III, V and VI forward of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Though STIADML5 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPRIVDRUG, a standard variable that encompasses all private, formal drug sources as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADML5 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVDRUG for more information on the specific categories combined for the Mali samples.


  • Mali 2012: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Mali: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B